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January 18, 2012

 

The sun up close - aren't the sun spots amazing!

Does The Sun Spin?

True or false? The sun spins.

November 16, 2011

 

The Hubble Telescope is probably the most famous of humanity's many space-bound observatories.

Nope, Still No Aliens

The Obama administration offers some hope but no change on the matter of extraterrestrial contact.

November 8, 2011

 

Don't worry, our big blue marble is probably safe from dangerous asteroid impacts in the foreseeable future.

Earth’s Close Encounter

An asteroid will whiz by Earth at 29,000 miles per hour. That could cause a big impact, but do we really have anything to worry about?

October 21, 2011

 

That Big, Low-hanging Moon

That low-hanging moon looks like you can reach out and touch it, but it is actually further away than when it is at the sky's zenith, where it looks smaller!

October 5, 2011

 

Oxygen-Rich, Cold, And May Have Life!

A Moment of Science looks at the many different moons in our solar system.

October 4, 2011

 

Why Pluto Is No Longer Considered A Planet : Rogue Planets

So, if the planet doesn't orbit a sun, can it still be called a planet?

September 19, 2011

 

Gold bar and coins.

Gold’s Explosive Genesis

Everyone knows what gold is, but the commodity's stellar origins might come as a bit of a surprise.

September 8, 2011

 

Using Oxygen To Search For Alien Planets

If you could see an alien planet from Earth, you wouldn't necessarily need to look for cities. You could just check for oxygen in the atmosphere.

July 7, 2011

 

Kepler’s Telescope Spots 2 Planets In Same Orbit. Should We Worry?

Kepler’s Telescope has detected over 1200 possible planets. But this discovery is unique. Scientists found two planets in the same orbit in a system!

June 22, 2011

 

Where Did The Planets That Orbit Our Sun Come From?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Where did our planets come from?

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